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Police: I-83 crash involved nine vehicles

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A crash involving nine vehicles on Interstate 83 resulted in minor and moderate injuries to several drivers and passengers.

The crash occurred at 3:34 p.m. on Nov. 16 on I-83 near mile marker 42.6 in Harrisburg. Five vehicles were stopped as traffic came to a stop suddenly. Andrew Peters, 70, of Mechanicsburg was slowing as he approached the stopped traffic, but police say he was rear-ended by Melissa Seafross, 28, of Highspire. Police say the initial collision resulted in a chain reaction that impacted the five vehicles already stopped.

At the same time, police say a vehicle driven by Jeffrey Zimmerman, 50, of Mechanicsburg rear-ended a vehicle driven by Harvey Phillips, 51, of Middletown. Police say the collisions in both crashes happened at almost the same time.

Several people suffered minor injuries. Seafross and another person suffered moderate injuries.Some were transported to Harrisburg Hospital for treatment of injuries.

All but two of the vehicles were towed from the scene.

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